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1 Running head: ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS Rough Draft Qualitative Research Critique and Ethical Considerations NAME NRS-433 08/15/2020
ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS 2 Background of the Study Authors of this research work used a pilot-test, and a mixed methods approach to evaluate tools and resources that healthcare providers use for preventing childhood obesity in primary care. Tools and resources discussed in this study include clinical or educational programs, and handouts. The same tools and resources are used in other healthcare areas to improve patients’ awareness, knowledge on various health conditions, and health-related outcomes. Even though tools and resources in the healthcare are universal the evaluation of their effectiveness is not universal. Researchers developed assessment checklists and used it to assess the suitability of tools and resources, but they were never used for tools and resources used for childhood obesity prevention, and the opinion regarding its usefulness was not received from healthcare providers. The healthcare’s first point of contact for most families is the primary care. In addition to other concerns the clinical main concerns of primary care are also the prevention of obesity, and the role of healthcare providers important in preventing childhood obesity is important. The group of healthcare providers that educate children and families on obesity prevention is growing. Tools and resources used to educate families and children include assessing children’s lifestyle behaviors, checking children’s weight, providing food guidance, providing guidelines for physical activity, and body mass index growth charts. However, they face many obstacles in their work like lack of useful patient education materials and clinical tools. The selection of tools and resources is good in family education and for support of healthcare providers in preventing pediatric obesity. However, their usefulness in clinical practice is unknown. The studies conducted before have evaluated tools and resources using
ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS 3 qualitative part only which were assessment checklists. This study employed a mixed methods approach to quantitatively assess suitability of tools and resources. Checking for suitability involves verifying the extent that materials are understood, and accepted by patients. It also involves qualitatively verifying the level of acceptance of tools and resources by healthcare providers.

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